Each year, FIDMARSEILLE and Fotokino travel on this screen meant for viewers of all ages, both children and adults. On these Paths (Sentiers), eyes share the discovery of generous films and sensitive works whose imaginary worlds and purposes can challenge each and every one of us.
This year, The Jungle Book brings us together: a story lingering in our childhood memories, whether we read the book by Rudyard Kipling, or we discovered the adaptation by Disney in 1967. But twenty-five years before this worldwide hit, Zoltan Korda already immersed us in a flamboyant Technicolor jungle where the phantasmagoria of the sets was confronted with the naturalism of the animal realm. Both poetic and magical, with Sabu, a child star discovered a few years earlier in Elephant boy (1936) by Robert Flaherty and The Thief of Bagdad (1940) by Michael Powell, this work still resonates today, in these times of environmental changes where the struggle between nature and mankind remains unsolved.
Creative workshops will be organised alongside the screenings: through thematic and technical approaches, they will give an opportunity for children to become familiar with the film language as well as discover their own critical eye.
Vincent Tuset-Anrès, Fotokino.